Seasonal Tastes: April 2016 – Pepper Jack and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a heavy, Winter food item, but if you add a ton of chives, they feel nice and Spring-y.  This is how you make a seasonal ingredient work for ya.  This side dish requires exactly 4 ingredients because I’m such a nice person and like making your lives easy. Bring a pot of…

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Mashed Potato Casserole

People often mix mashed potatoes with butter.  Or sour cream.  Or cream cheese.  But what about all three?  Oh baby, now you’re speaking my language. I tweaked the recipe of this mashed potato casserole for a creamy delicious side dish that puts the STAR in starch.  I didn’t follow the measurements for cream cheese and…

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Herbs

When I saw these lil baby fingerlings at Trader Joe’s I just couldn’t resist.  They’re so cute I could pinch their little potato cheeks.  At this size they only take about 20 minutes (maybe less) to cook at 425 so flavor them up and get them in the oven for a quick side dish.  I tossed…

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Potato Salad with Yogurt, Arugula, and Dill

As a child, I watched in horror as people would pile grocery store potato salad on their plates at grill outs.  It looked like a gross mess and even made a weird “squirslop” sound as it plunked onto the plastic dinnerware.  In recent years, however, I’ve become a fan of potato salad when it’s homemade…

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Inspiration Station: "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off"

Yes, I know last month’s Inspiration Station was also a John Hughes movie, but I couldn’t resist using Ferris Bueller as February’s inspiration once this teaser clip came out: Could it be?!   A modern day Ferris adventure is exactly what the world needs.  Sadly, no.  While we now know this was just the beginning…

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